Can You Live Without Both of Your Lungs?: I was having an argument with some friends about heart-lung machines. They said you can’t live without both your lungs, but I swear I read somewhere that life support machines are so good now they can keep you alive with no lungs. Is this true? Can you survive without lungs?
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